The Sun is a beaming pulse of life-force energy supporting our growth and ability to thrive. It is a critical player in our vitality. Everyone knows their astrological Sun sign as we live in a solar society that admires and enjoys the “great ball of fire”. Astrologically, the Sun sign we were born under holds the essence of “who we are”, the "I", the ego that has its own individual motivations and desires. As the Sun is of central importance to our "Solar System”, it is also of central importance as individuals for all of us need a healthy ego in order to energize our lives. How we go about fortifying our ego will be suggested by your Sun Sign.
Today the Sun moves into the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is a fixed water sign known for intensity, depth, wit and humor. It seeks to push the edges to find the limits, the boundaries, and the raw truth in experience. Facing the harsh reality of death through decay as well as the ecstasy of sexual intimate bonding makes the Scorpio feel “alive” through experiences that contact the soul. Scorpio is aware of the ability to transform darkness into light as it focuses on death and rebirth, soul renewal. Therefore, Scorpio can be rather intolerable of superficiality and frivolous matters.
This afternoon on the West Coast, we will have a Partial Solar Eclipse when the New Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, taking away some of the Sun’s light. Eclipses are dramatic visually as well as the effect on us, “as above, so below”. Lunar eclipses can be viewed easily without eye protection whereas Solar Eclipses require some type of filter to protect you from blindness. As the Moon relates to our internal emotional experience, there is a call to bring forth what may be hidden in the darkness, sheltered from the external world. As the Moon claims some of the Sun’s light, it wants to reveal or “shine light” on emotional themes. As this Eclipse occurs in Scorpio, it will be inclined to illuminate issues of intimacy, power, and control. To find the individual impact, you would look to the place in your personal astrological chart to find 1 degree Scorpio. The house it falls will tell you the area of life where emotional baggage is brought to the surface ready to transformed and healed, integrated into the whole. As Venus moves into Scorpio today to join the Sun and Moon, there is also an emphasis on relationships from the “goddess of love”. Can we hold the light up to our “shadow”, the parts of ourselves we may have shamed, buried or denied and invite it to the table with another to be remembered? Can we have the courage to expose the totality of our humanity, the dark and the light, in intimate bonding with self and other? As the eclipse unfolds, do not make sudden changes but rather feel into the experience and open to the messages from your soul desiring to be brought to light and transformed.